Slavonia and Syrmia

Slavonia is a historical region in eastern Croatia. It lies between the Drava, Sava, Danube and Papuk. Slavonia is the main granary and the most agricultural part of Croatia.

Slavonians are hospitable people, always ready to socialize, having a glass of wine, a fine bite, and sounds of tamburica. They are full of stories of legends, myths and traditions.

Come and meet all the faces of our cities!

Vukovar

is located on the border of the historic provinces of eastern Slavonia and western Srijem. The Vukovar area has always been an intersection of roads, a place of contact between different cultures. The population of the Vukovar region has been traced for 5000 years through numerous archeological sites and the most famous Vučedol site. Vukovar has the privilege of having its two rivers: the Danube and the Vuka. And is connected by the Danube, to Budapest and Vienna. The importance of the Danube and the Vuka River to Vukovar people is in a saying: “Whoever eats pike from the Danube and drinks water from Vuka will never forget Vukovar.”

Osijek

located 20 km from the mouth of the Drava flowing into the Danube. The greenest Croatian city, with as many as 17 parks. Baroque Fortress is the best preserved complex. The wide secession streets remind of Vienna. Osijek and Zagreb are the only towns in Croatia that have trams. And, Osijek had it earlier than Zagreb.

Vinkovci

The oldest settlement in Europe. It is a city with a very rich architectural, cultural and traditional heritage. Most prehistoric settlements are locatedhere, and the largest and longest-lived settlements were here. Colonia Aurelia Cibalae was the third largest city in the province of Pannonia Sekundi, extending into present-day Slavonia, Srijem and Baranja, after the capital of Sirmium (S. Mitrovica) and Mursa (Osijek).
The oldest Indo-European calendar, Orion was used here.

Ilok

the easternmost settlement of the Republic of Croatia, the place where Croatia begins, picturesquely and harmoniously rises above the Danube, surrounded by the slopes of Fruška gora and beautiful vineyards. Ilok is the Danube wine kingdom that, with its famous traminac wine, as well as all other varieties of this area, captivates both the market and the majority of visitors. Today, Ilok is a small town open to change and welcomes all its guests warmly and willingly.

Đakovo

“Heart of Slavonia”. City of J.J. Strossmayer offers an abundance of historical cultural and natural values. Inside the Old Town there are numerous sacral objects that make this city recognizable. When we mention Đakovo, we cannot but mention the Lipizzaner State Stud Farm, the oldest place to breed horses in Europe.

Đakovo offers tourists plenty of historical, cultural and natural features. Within the old city center are numerous sacral objects that merge into space and make this city recognizable and unique with many other cultural and historical monuments.

Baranja

Bordered by the Drava and the Danube and divided by the Croatian-Hungarian state border, enchanted by the swamp in the east, protected by river backwaters in the south and southwest, and open in the north and northwest to connect wine roads and paths – Baranja is still very closed today, almost isolated and mystical as ever before.

Kopački rit

a wetland home to thousands of biological species. Bird’s paradise. Shelter for hundreds of bird species. The largest inland delta of the Danube.
Among Europe’s largest wetlands. A space that never looks the same. Every new visit is a new insight into nature. A mystical place to return to a space soaked in life.
Kopački rit is the most valuable special zoological reserve in Croatia. This is where the mighty Danube split its strength with lakes, marshes, and swamps

Papuk Nature Park

The main feature of the eastern part of Croatia – Slavonia – is the lowland plains with large cultivated areas. From that plain that used to be the bottom of the Pannonian Sea, mountains rise almost a thousand meters above sea level. One of these mountains is Papuk – the most beautiful mountain in Slavonia.

Sources:

  • https://turizamvukovar.hr
  • https://www.tzosijek.hr
  • https://www.visitvukovar-srijem.com
  • https://www.osijek.hr
  • Monografija Vukovarska bolnica
  • https://www.glas-slavonije.hr
  • https://croatia.hr/hr-HR